Irish and Scottish
"fair-haired hero"

Finley Origin and Meaning

The name Finley is a boy's name of Scottish, Irish origin meaning "fair-haired hero".

Finley has been used for both sexes for enough years to become one of the most popular unisex names. Given nearly equally to boys and girls, Finley appeals to contemporary parents as a truly gender neutral choice.

# 285 in the US

Finley Rank in US Top 1000

# 125 on Nameberry

Finley Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Finley Popularity

Famous People Named Finley

  • Finley Peter DunneAmerican humorist and essayist
  • Finley QuayeScottish reggae musician; son of musician Cab Quaye
  • Finley JacobsenAmerican actor
  • Samuel Finley Breese MorseAmerican inventor of Morse code
  • Finley Cooper Bernsen (b. 1998)American actor, son of actor Corbin Bernsen
  • Finley Back (b. 2002)son of rugby union footballer Neil Back
  • Finley Arthur Donoho (b. 2004)son of actress Holly Marie Combs
  • Finley O'Donnell (b. 2006)son of actor Chris O'Donnell
  • Finley Turco (b. 2008)son of ice hockey player Marty Turco
  • Finley Arthur Staal (b. 2014)son of ice hockey player Eric Staal
  • Finley James Walcott (b. 2014)son of footballer Theo Walcott
  • Finley Jay "Finn" Lanning (b. 2015)son of family vloggers Bryan & Missy Lanning
  • Steven Allen "Steve" FinleyAmerican baseball player
  • Michael Howard FinleyAmerican basketball player

Finley in Pop Culture

  • Finleyflying monkey in film "Oz the Great and Powerful"
  • Russell Finleycharacter in film "Wayne's World"
  • FinleyItalian rock band

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